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EDB Ban #295667

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1984
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency reported banning most agriculture uses of EDB pesticide.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [EPA administration William RUCKELSHAUS - wants public to calm down.] EPA's new maximum EDB levels in grain and grain prods. outlined on screen. [RUCKELSHAUS - claims emergency suspension will be effective in protecting public health.] Issue of crop and product destruction discussed. [Walter MONDALE - accuses Reagan admin. of lack of leadership] EDB's carcinogenic history noted. [RUCKELSHAUS - isn't concerned with digging up past.] Questions regarding former Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Burford's lack of action on EDB due to pressure from agriculture lobby noted; OSHA said refusing AFL-CIO's request for determination of worker safety when involved with EDB.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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